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CHF 100’000 for the startup L2F

The EPFL based startup L2F obtained a seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). This type of loan is granted to promising young companies of Western Switzerland in phase of prototyping and commercial development. Since 1994, the FIT has financed innovative technological projects and startups with more than 33 million Swiss francs of loans and grants. These companies have created more than 1300 jobs in Switzerland so far.

Two innovative EPFL spin-offs win CHF 100’000 each from the FIT

The two EPFL startups Darix and Zaphiro each obtained a seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). This type of loan is granted to promising young companies of Western Switzerland in phase of commercial development. Since 1994, the FIT has financed innovative technological projects and startups with a total of 33 million Swiss francs of loans and grants. These companies have created more than 1000 jobs in Switzerland so far.

Lunaphore and PerkinElmer collaborate

Lunaphore has developed a cutting-edge technology able to perform tissue staining assays an order of magnitude faster than current methods. Lunaphore’s automated staining device will be combined with PerkinElmer’s leading multiplex reagents and imaging system: the Opal® multiplexed immunostaining reagent kits allow simultaneous staining of biomarkers up to seven colors along with multispectral imaging platforms.

CHF 100’000.- for Eyeware

The Idiap startup Eyeware obtained a seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). This type of loan is granted to promising young companies of Western Switzerland in phase of prototyping and commercial development. Since 1994, the FIT has financed innovative technological projects and startups with a total of 33 million Swiss francs of loans and grants. These companies have created more than 1000 jobs in Switzerland so far.

CHF 300’000.- for three Western Switzerland startups

Quantum Integrity from Geneva, MagneSys and Avalia Systems from Yverdon-les-Bains, each obtained a seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). This type of loan is granted to promising young companies of Western Switzerland in phase of prototyping and commercial development. Since 1994, the FIT has financed innovative technological projects and startups with a total of 33 million Swiss francs of loans and grants. These companies have created more than 1000 jobs in Switzerland so far.

Loan granted to Pryv

The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) has granted an early loan of CHF 400’000 to the EPFL startup Pryv and its innovative eHealth and personal data management solution. early loans target young companies in phase of commercial development and looking for funds with private investors. Companies need to be based in the Canton of Vaud. With this new loan, which adds up to the 195 other loans given to innovative projects since 1994, the FIT carries on its mission to support technologically advanced startups in western Switzerland. Other condition, the selected projects need to have a collaboration with a university or a School of higher education in western Switzerland.

Loans granted to Alogo Analysis and Viventis

Two startups from Canton of Vaud, Alogo and Viventis Microscopy, each obtained a seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). This type of loan without interest is granted to promising young companies from Western Switzerland that are in phase of prototyping and commercial development. The objective of the FIT is to support the development of innovative technological projects and startups tied to a university or an institute of higher education in Western Switzerland.

TOP100 2017

Switzerland, champion of innovation

For the seventh time, the 100 best Swiss start-ups (TOP100_2017) were selected and listed in a ranking published by IFJ (Institut für Jungunternehmen) and PME Magazine. Among the companies selected, 21 are supported by the FIT.

Congratulations to L.E.S.S, Flyability, Mindmaze, Gamaya, BestMile, Lunaphore Technologies, Amal Therapeutics, Insolight, DEPsys, CombaGroup, ScanTrust, G-Therapeutics, DistalMotion, Cellestia Biotech, Biowatch, Akselos, Intento, Nanolive, Rovenso, Artmyn and Monito!